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Re: Captions/Transcripts


From: _mallory
Date: Apr 25, 2016 1:48PM

I wish I had had this functionality when I was in school:
this is an example video on the Fronteers website, where clicking
(with a mouse only, unfortunately) on any bit of text brings the
video right directly to that spot.

On long videos, this really lets me ctrl-f and search a term
and then jump right to that part of the video.

Not quite answering your question but I see the value here of
transcripts that are not more than the captions.

In general transcripts work with ctrl-f and captions don't, or
I don't know how to ctrl-f captions...


On Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 01:07:40PM -0500, Julie Grisham wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> I have a question about captions and transcripts. Personally, I am deaf,
> but in terms of getting information related to compliance in this area, I
> am still a bit of a novice.
> I understand that both are required to ensure AA compliance. I'd like to
> give you a little background information and post a couple specific
> questions because this situation is a bit different. If anyone can help by
> providing a resource link to WCAG and/or other similar sites to help me,
> that would be great!
> *Background: *Several tests are developed for students (multiple forms). We
> have individual tests that are accommodated for a specific population of
> students with disabilities. We cannot bundle all accommodations in one form
> due to the technology limitations set by the technology and security specs.
> There might be a test that is delivered in large print and Braille. A test
> delivered using Text to Speech, a test delivered using sign language videos
> (ASL signer in video) and a test delivered using captions for video clips.
> There are portions of the tests that are the same across the board, some
> variation to get a good sample of results.
> For the test that is delivered using captions. There might be one to two
> short video clips and the captions are timed according to the voice.
> Questions related to the clip may indicate time markers before the question
> (example: In the video at 2:20, how….).
> We received a request to add a transcript that is just verbatim what is
> provided in the captions so the student sees a tab with the video (captions
> embedded) and a tab showing the transcript. The target population for this
> accommodation are students with a hearing loss who need captions, but do
> not use American Sign Language. Those using sign language and who are
> deaf/blind are accommodated using different forms.
> Typically, the video clips are available in a non-accommodated test and
> students taking this test are able to replay the clip and listen as often
> as possible. For the captions-accommodated test, the student with the
> hearing loss can do the same – replay and read captions as often as needed.
> Now, my questions are:
> Given this background information, is it necessary to provide transcript in
> addition to the captions?
> What is the benefit of the transcript if it's just verbatim what is in the
> captions? The transcripts I saw did not have any extra information that is
> not already in the captions and it appeared to be distracting for the
> student to see there's something additional to read -- my opinion as a deaf
> person who uses captions on a daily basis. It was my understanding from
> WCAG that transcripts are typically more descriptive than captions. This is
> not the case in this situation.
> Using the background information I provided, is it required to add the
> transcript even though it's verbatim? Even though other accommodations are
> not embedded on the same test?
> Regarding format of transcripts – are there samples of how transcripts can
> be displayed online with videos that I might be able to view to get some
> ideas how best to deliver this if we still need to provide a transcript. By
> format, I'm talking about specific transcript content requirements and also
> if it needs to be within the video clip's player.
> I'm sure as I see feedback, I may have more questions. Thanks in advance!
> Julie
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